WKSU is Kent State University’s award-winning NPR News and Classical Music public radio station. Serving more than 20 Ohio counties and parts of Western Pennsylvania, 89.7 WKSU operates from the station’s broadcast center in Kent and via repeater stations at 89.1 WKSV in Thompson, 89.3 WKRW in Wooster, 91.5 WKRJ in New Philadelphia, 90.7 WNRK in Norwalk, and via translator station 95.7 in Ashland.
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WKSU brings you world and national news from NPR through programs including Morning Edition
and All Things Considered;
regional news reports from our award-winning news staff; entertainment programs like Car Talk, A Prairie Home Companion
with Garrison Keillor, and This American Life
—as well as the best in classical and folk music.
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WKSU programming can be streamed live via this web site. An affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR)
and Public Radio International (PRI)
, WKSU is a service of Kent State University.
Find out more
by reading our Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Guiding Principles, and Core Values.
1613 East Summit Street
Kent, Ohio 44242
FAX: (330) 672–4107
|Mailing Address for membership payments:
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242–0001
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Interested In Volunteering At WKSU? We’d Love To Have You Join Us!
More than 150 WKSU listeners support 89.7 by contributing time and energy to the station. It’s a great way to show your support of WKSU and to meet other people from Northeast Ohio who share your interests.
To become a WKSU volunteer, just complete our volunteer form
. We’ll take it from there.
If you have any questions about volunteering at WKSU, please e-mail our Membership Department at
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WKSU’s Community Advisory Council
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WKSU Follows All EEO Regulations And Reports As Required By The FCC.
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CPB Compliance - Open Meetings
In order to comply with open meeting requirements of the Act, 89.7 WKSU, a service of Kent State University, provides the following:
- All meetings of the Board of Trustees and any committee of its governing body are open to the public.
- All meetings of WKSU's Community Advisory Council or any advisory body of the governing board are open to the public.
- All persons are allowed to attend any open meeting of the board, committee or advisory council without requiring, as a condition of attendance, that the person register or provide such person's name or any other information, except as would be reasonably required to maintain a safe meeting environment.
- If a meeting is closed pursuant to the exceptions recognized by the law, WKSU will make available to the public, within a reasonable period of time after the closed meeting, a written statement containing an explanation of the reason(s) for closing the meeting.
Kent State University may conduct meetings of the governing body, its committees or advisory groups that are not open to the public as long as they deal with matters considered to be exceptions to the open meeting requirement.
For more information regarding Kent State University Board of Trustees, please go to http://www.kent.edu/bot/.
WKSU Annual Reports
(directors, awards, budget, statement of activities, etc.)
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For a hard copy of the report, contact WKSU at 330–672–3114 or
WKSU Drawing Rules:
1. No pledge is necessary to enter
2. One entry per household.
3. WKSU personnel or immediate family are not eligible to win.
4. The prizes are not redeemable for cash and cannot be exchanged.
5. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries.
6. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
7. Winners will be notified by telephone within 48 hours of their name being drawn.
8. The winner is liable for all federal, state, and local taxes that apply.